Amani Sunbird

The Amani Sunbird is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Amani Sunbird (Anthreptes pallidigaster) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in Kenya and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. References - * BirdLife International 2006. Anthreptes pallidigaster. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 25 July 2007. More

Amani Sunbird is a very small sunbird, often observed in treetops. Adult male has glossy blue-green head, throat and upper breast. Upperparts are iridescent dark purplish blue-green on upper back, scapulars and upperwing coverts. Lower back and rump are blackish. Short tail and uppertail coverts are glossy purplish-blue. Underparts are greyish-white, with orange-red feathers on upper flanks. Underwings are white. The black bill is down-curved. Eyes are dark brown. More

Information on the amani sunbird is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly. Authentication - This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. If you are able to help please contact: References - 1. IUCN Red List (February, 2010) http://www.iucnredlist. More

Amani sunbird (Hedydipna pallidigaster) This is a severely range-restricted coastal East African species confined to a few remnant Brachystegia woodlands in Tanzania's Eastern Usambara & Udzungwa mountains & to Kenya's Arabuko-Sokoke Forest. In Arabuko-Sokoke these birds were apparently restricted to the canopy of more mature Brachystegia stands in white sand-soil forest where they favoured trees sporting heavy growths of a 'Spanish moss' -type epiphytic moss. More

Results for: amani sunbirdTranslations 1 - 30 of 119 English English Finnish Finnish amani sunbird sokokenmedestäjä, Hedydipna pallidigaster apo sunbird apovuorenmedestäjä, Aethopyga boltoni loten’s sunbird isomalabarinmedestäjä, Cinnyris lotenius regal sunbird liekkimedestäjä, Cinnyris regius little green sunbird pikkumedestäjä, Anthreptes seimundi lina’s sunbird pasianvuorenmedestäjä, Aethopyga linaraborae johanna’s sunbird More

Amani Sunbirds are found pretty much only in the Brachystegia Woodland in the forest – one of the three major habitat types. The picture below shows a typical section of one of the Amani survey transects. brachystegia_Matsangoni.jpg David’s written some more which we’ll be posting just as soon as we can get it typed up and get access to the ‘net again. More

In Africa, the Endangered Amani sunbird (Hedydipna pallidigaster) has a very restricted range in isolated forest pockets in the Arabuko-Sokoke forest of Kenya and the Usambaras and Udzungwa Mountains in Tanzania, where it is threatened by tree-felling. Another Endangered species is the elegant sunbird (Aethopyga duyvenbodei), which is restricted to Sangihe Island, north of Sulawesi, in Indonesia. Its forest home on this tiny island is also threatened by tree-felling, but the bird has adapted somewhat to feeding in plantations. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Nectariniidae
Genus : Anthreptes
Species : pallidigaster
Authority : Sclater & Moreau, 1935